FOCUS WALES FESTIVAL POP-UP EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!

Popular tourism hotspots across the County to feature free musical acts this weekend!

Visitors to some of Wrexham County's leading tourism hotspots are set for a musical treat this weekend, as the team at FOCUS Wales bring a taste of their festival on the road!

Ahead of this year's FOCUS Wales 2018 festival taking place on 14-15th May, several of the headline bands are visiting places such as Erddig and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct this weekend to give tourists a taste of their music whilst encouraging more volunteers to come forward to help at the festival in May.

Over the weekend, Calon FM will be broadcasting live from each pop-up event, whilst the FOCUS Wales team will be on-hand to talk about volunteering opportunities and the training available.

Over the weekend, the pop-up's will take place during the following times;

Saturday 17th February
10:30am Erddig – Lance – Kidsmoke 
12:45pm Chirk – Glyn Wylfa / Chirk Castle - Carrie & Thom - Campfire Social 
2:30pm Pontcysyllte - The Arches – HEAL (The Last Stand)

Sunday 18th February
10:30am Rhos Stiwt – Matt - Delta Radio Band 
12:30pm Ty Mawr - Emmi - Baby Brave
2:30pm Tyn Y Capel - Kay - Blue Genes

Speaking about the pop-up's, Andy Jones from FOCUS Wales said;

"We were delighted to have the opportunity to showcase FOCUS Wales 2018 at these great tourism attractions and work alongside Wrexham County Borough Council in doing this.  The weekend aims to also engage with the local communities in these areas and tourists who may see our festival later this year as the ideal opportunity to get involved - especially with the volunteer training that we're able to offer!"

Wrexham County Borough Council commissioned FOCUS Wales to deliver the pop-up events after receiving funding from the LEADER scheme – a fund for rural areas in Wales to explore innovative new approaches and experimental technologies to tackle poverty, create jobs and drive sustainable economic development.

It is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).’